Another Michael Connelly book. A dog finds a bone, but his owner is a retired doctor identifies it as a human and Detective Harry Bosch happens to pick up the job. It turns out to be the partial skeleton of a child buried for around 20 years. The examination of the remains reveals a harrowing tale of prolonged abuse. Harry will not leave this one alone and methodically discovers the identify with victim and discover what happened to him.
There is a love interest, many possible leads and dead ends as well as the surprises and twists right till the end. Again this is a page turner, so much so that this is the book that was adapted to make the Bosch TV series that first introduced me to this character – meaning that I actually should know this story but it still had me captivated.